Por 'fuerza y fraude': ¿es este el fin de la doctrina de la democracia en Estados Unidos?

El asalto al Capitolio de los Estados Unidos tiene repercusiones globales, entre las que se encuentra el debilitamiento de la definición egoísta de democracia, especialmente cuando se trata de justificar la guerra.

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In an interview with the British newspaper, The Times, in 2015, former US Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, vehemently denied that exporting democracy to Iraq was the main motive behind the US invasion of that Arab country 12 years earlier. Rumsfeld further alleged that “the idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to me

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Esta es la razón por la que el movimiento de protesta masiva de Israel nunca conducirá al cambio

Aunque rara vez se informa en los EE. UU., Miles de personas salen a las calles cada semana en Israel para exigir que Netanyahu renuncie, pero los acuerdos de coalición cuidadosamente elaborados y la realidad política en el país prometen mantenerlo en el puesto de primer ministro en el futuro previsible.

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Since November of 2019, Israelis have been protesting to demand the resignation of indicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Since the spring of 2020, these protests have escalated to the point where thousands of Israelis take to the streets every week to demand his resignation. However, Netanyahu, who has been in power for over a decade,

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Nuevos informes colocan a Israel entre las 25 "democracias en declive" del mundo

Tanto Freedom House como el Informe Anual de Democracia de V-DEM muestran que Israel está experimentando un declive precipitado en la democracia. Pensé que eso no sería sorprendente para los 2 millones de ciudadanos árabes que viven allí.

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Tunisia is the Middle East’s greatest success story, according to the findings of the V-Dem Annual Democracy Report 2019. One of the world’s most regarded annual reports on democracy and good governance, the V-Dem Report is produced by the V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy) Institute at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.  While Tunisians can be

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When Is a Democracy not a Democracy? When It’s Venezuela and the US is Pushing Regime Change

Venezuela has as much right to call itself a democracy as does the United States. Until that is understood by enough people, the Trump administration will continue to devastate Venezuela’s economy with illegal sanctions and push it towards civil war.

CARACAS, VENEZUELA -- (Opinion) Venezuela has as much right to call itself a democracy as does the United States. Until that is understood by enough people, the Trump administration will continue to devastate Venezuela’s economy with illegal sanctions and push it towards civil war. People can oppose President Donald Trump’s economic sanctions and

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Israel, Mideast’s Self-Proclaimed Only Democracy, Backs Coup Against Venezuela’s Democratically Elected Government

While Guaidó’s long-term prospects remain in question, it is possible that Netanyahu sees a potential leader who could reopen ties with Israel and even open an embassy in Jerusalem, to which Netanyahu has been pushing countries to relocate their embassies.

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TEL AVIV, ISRAEL -- Israel has recognized opposition figure Juan Guaidó as the president of Venezuela, following in the footsteps of Washington and a host of other nations. On Sunday, Israel became the second country of questionable legitimacy, following Kosovo, to recognize the formerly obscure opposition figure as the country’s leader. As

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United States Doesn’t Even Make Top 20 on Global Democracy Index

With a final score of 7.96, the U.S. earned the «flawed democracy» label.

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A new index released this week offers a sobering look at how democracy is faring in the United States. According to the 2018 edition of The Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index, the U.S. doesn't even make the list of top 20—its demonstrably "flawed democracy" notching it the 25th spot. The ranking is based on 60 indicators spanning

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